A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales will benefit VCA Charities.
“Animals are a huge comfort and extraordinary company. They’re non-judgmental, they love you unconditionally… Being able to say a proper goodbye gives you some form of closure. I thought we should have that for our animals.” —Rachel Fuller
Rachel Fuller is a composer and pianist whose work draws on her classically trained background and love of orchestral music. She achieved international recognition as the orchestrator of her husband Pete Townshend’s Quadrophenia, which has toured worldwide to great critical acclaim. She was inspired to compose Animal Requiem after losing six dogs to old age over a span of five years.
Animal Requiem celebrates, remembers and honors all the animals who have been loved and lost and was created to help raise awareness for the continued suffering of animals affected by cruelty, negligence and abuse. It is also meant to honor every person who is passionate about animal welfare, who believes in a world where animals are treated with kindness and compassion, and that each and every life is a valuable one.
Animal Requiem also features LA’s Tonality Choir, The Hollywood Studio Orchestra, Bruce Sledge (tenor), Caroline McKenzie (soprano) and special guests Pete Townshend, Emmylou Harris and Jane Lynch (narrator). The performance also includes Saint-Saën’s Carnival of the Animals and Paul McCartney’s “Blackbird.”
Bruce Sledge - Tenor
Caroline McKenzie - Soprano
Jane Lynch - Narrator
The Hollywood Studio Orchestra
Music composed by Rachel Fuller
Image by Craigie Aitchison CBE RA © the Artist’s Estate. All Rights Reserved 2018/Bridgeman Images